UFOs and Making Money

By Charles Lear

Let’s imagine that you’re a young person with a passionate interest in UFOs. You’ve devoted a lot of time to study and research and have developed some expertise and maybe even a specialty.  Now it’s time to get out of your parents’ house and into your own apartment.  You need to find a job and you’re determined to follow your bliss so, where do you look?

Backing up a little to UFO study, you can actually get a PhD in UFOlogy online from The Institute of Metaphysical Humanistic Science for as low as $1325.  Will this help you?  Probably not, but being able to put “Dr.” in front of your name for that price is pretty cool.  IMHS suggests that a degree in UFOlogy “is excellent for students who desire to conduct paranormal and/or UFO investigations and research, start and lead a paranormal investigation team, write books on paranormal topics, present lectures and talks in the paranormal field, and more.”  Let’s take this statement, look at each suggestion separately and examine the individual income potential.

In order to make money conducting UFO investigations and research you need to be involved with an organization that will pay you.  MUFON, with a membership of over 4000 people paying yearly membership fees from a minimum of $59.88 to as much as $299.88, does not pay their investigators and neither do any of the other investigative organizations.  In fact, you can’t be a MUFON investigator without being a member, so you pay them.  You could get paid doing clerical work but not as an investigator.  The only guaranteed way to get paid as an investigator/researcher would be to join an Air Force with an active UFO program (four exist in South America) or find your way into a DoD black program.

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